21 Jun 2015, 8:59 de wolowina-saute
15 May 2015, 5:15 de Hollow0neAlong with my countdown of top 365 songs, I'll be running a band/artist of the week countdown as well. This list is also based on my Last.fm charts: it's my top 52 artists (as of January 3rd 2015).
(Thanks to Supernatural and South Park,) everyone knows the song Carry on Wayward Son, but not that many know whose song it actually is. I think same goes for Dust in the Wind. Well, that is atleast here in my country, things might be different in USA.
I have to admit that even I was introduced to them not that many years ago. Luckily Kansas is pretty easy band to "get" and pretty quickly I was listening to Leftoverture, Point of Know Return and other albums like I've known the band for ages.
I even got a chance to go see them live at Sweden Rock couple of years ago, around the time that I was really getting into them. What a lucky coincidence!
If you are a fan of Rush, Jethro Tull or even Genesis, I recommend Kansas. …
5 May 2015, 21:42 de MisterJunior1. How did you get into 29? Dead Kennedys
I got interested in punk when I was 16 or 17 and they were one of the groups I totally gravitated toward.
2. What was the first song you ever heard by 22? Ramones
Either "I Wanna Be Sedated" or "Blitzkrieg Bop," both of which were used in "Vacation" movies if I'm not mistaken.
3. What’s your favourite lyric by 33? Johannes Brahms
He was a Romantic composer who didn't write operas or tone/symphonic poems. He wrote some songs, though, including the "Four Serious Songs" piece. The lyrics of those are taken from Bible verses. Here's my favorite of those, Ecclesiastes 3:19:
For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts,
as the one dieth, so dieth the other;
yea, they have all one breath;
so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast:
for all is vanity.
4. What is your favourite album by 49? Slayer
5. How many albums by 13 do you own? Pixies
11 Ene 2015, 8:24 de Mark_HWhen rating albums I try to do so in a historical context, that is how an album compares against the entire musical ancestry. This means that the best album for any given year, which most people would rate with top marks may not receive the same rating in my charts as only the best albums of all time should get the highest ratings... This chart includes compilations, live albums and also any non-Prog albums I buy.
Note: I vote on a bell curve, anything above 6 is really good, anything below 4 really isn't :D
9+ - Masterpiece
8 - Incredible
7 - Superb
6 - Excellent
5 - Average
4 - Mediocre
3 - Fans only
2 - Completists only
1 - Run screaming from the room!
1. (=) King Crimson - Live At the Orpheum (2015) - 7.48 [+0.07]
2. (+2) Van der Graaf Generator - After the Flood: At the BBC (2015) - 7.12 [+0.07]
3. (-1) Gavin Harrison - Cheating The Polygraph (2015) - 7.10
4. (-1) Il Balletto di Bronzo - Trys (1999) - 7.05
10 Ene 2015, 16:39 de LionheartattackThis year wasn't as ridiculous an album buying year as the couple of previous ones have been. Let's just say that seemingly ever-studying in the University is showing in the financial side... Still, I'm reasonably happy, and my list of albums-to-buy is now actually shorter than it has been in some time! (EDIT: And now that I thought about the list a bit more... it's not. -_- Look forward for seeing a vast 2015 list! :P)
Hell - Curse and Chapter
Freedom Call - Beyond
Noble Beast - Noble Beast
Noble Beast's debut was my first ever digital download from which I paid. Now I need to preserve that data very carefully! :D Rarely if ever has a completely nameless debuting band surprised me this much; what an unbelievable traditional heavy metal album in the veins of Running Wild, Iron Savior, Blind Guardian, Dark Empire, and so on!
Caught In the Between - The Asylum
Jethro Tull - The Broadsword and the Beast
15 Nov 2014, 3:42 de calleneptunoNota: esta nota se basa en datos de acceso directo, o sea, que están en mi colección. Las lagunas son responsabilidad de mi gusto torcido.
En 1975, Dimitri Shostakovich alcanzaba la obra 147 de su catálogo con una interesante sonata para viola y piano de tonalidades oscuras, lánguidas, profundas, en la madurez, casi agotamiento, de su carrera. Simultáneamente, la música académica latinoamericana se vestía con colores similares, quizá más estridentes si eso es posible en comparación con Shostakovich o con las decadentes formas postserialistas, con la suite Popol Vuh del argentino Alberto Ginastera, que habría de colocarlo en el foco internacional, y de paso, por la temática de la obra, a la herencia indígena americana. Europa profunda está pariendo post post post cosas (minimalismo, tintinábulum, qué sé yo), para los años siguientes, pero no hallamos gran cosa en el 75.
Buena parte de Latinoamérica se estaba debatiendo entre la tradición…
5 Oct 2014, 3:39 de sunrisestoryEntertainment!- Gang of Four
Highly recommended for those who like bands like the Clash or Television. Reminded me a bit of Marquee Moon from the latter band. Great album!
Very underrated album. Maybe a bit better than Nursery Cryme.
Last Exit- Traffic
Has some nice songs, the live songs are okay but nothing too familiar or from precious albums.
Aqualung- Jethro Tull
I've finally gotten around to listening to this! Really great album, it lives up to its hype.
28 Sep 2014, 1:05 de stars_die
11 Sep 2014, 1:47 de Jackjss
15 Jun 2014, 11:57 de StokkaMy 2012 scrobbling statistics
Andrew Bird - 268
Sufjan Stevens - 236
The Roots - 179
Yo La Tengo - 159
Duke Ellington - 142
Brad Mehldau - 142
Stevie Wonder - 135
Gonjasufi - 126
Frédéric Chopin - 124
Philip Glass - 119
Radiohead - 119
Hanne Hukkelberg - 117
Jethro Tull - 109
Cass McCombs - 109
Folds Five - 106
Bing Crosby - 104
Shnabubula - 103
Gonzales - 99
Bowerbirds - 99
The American Analog Set - 96
Outkast - 91
The Black Keys - 91
Feist - 89
Talk Talk - 86
Frank Ocean - 85
Plush - 84
The Greenhornes - 84
Edvard Grieg - 83
The Mountain Goats - 83
Eels - 81
The Roots - Undun - 130
Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life - 128
Andrew Bird - Break It Yourself - 122
Yo La Tengo - I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One - 116
American Analog Set - The Golden Band - 96
Gonzales - Solo Piano - 95
Gonjasufi - MU.ZZ.LE - 92
Duke Ellington - Masterpieces 1926 - 1949 #3 - Ko-Ko - 84
Jethro Tull - Aqualung - 82